So...I've been working on putting together a digital graphic novel version of TimeRiders. Since I used to do the graphic art/concept art when I worked in video games, this is right up my street. No need to hire an artist...this is something I can do entirely on my own (which is how I like to do things).
The layout will be one 'portrait' panel at a time, advancing to the next panel by tapping the right of the screen. Nice and simple and easy to use!
I thought it might be interesting to post my progress here on the blog. The first stage is to illustrate the opening chapter, to get a feel for how much artwork is needed, how many art panels, how much text. This is very much a process of trial and error to gauge the word/art balance and to get a feel for the art style.
Below I've posted a few random panels from this opening chapter (if you recall....it's the scene where Liam gets recruited from the Titanic). So far their are 14 panels in the sequence, and the finished first chapter will probably be about 20 panels. So...the first book in it's entirety will probably be about 1500 panels!. That's a lot of art!
Liam wanders down the passageway on deck E
...here he's checking an empty cabin and sees bubble flittering past...and decides to go.
...and panics as he's trapped by the water and sees no way out...
...then Foster turns up. :)
So...what do you think? Is this something you'd want to buy/read digitally?